With attacks on US forces and bases from Iraq to Africa, the rapid descent into the chaos of war continues. Here’s the latest…
UDPATE 2 (5:55 p.m. EST):
Best case scenario, Ron Paul told Rick Sanchez on Friday, would be that Iraq votes to expel US troops.
— Ron Paul (@RonPaul) January 5, 2020
Additinoally, it has been confirmed that Americans are dying in the latest developments in Kenya.
During an attack by al-Shabaab, an al-Qaida group in East Africa, earlier today, one (1) U.S. service member and two (2) Department of Defense contractors were killed at a Kenya Defense Force Military Base in Manda Bay, Kenya.
In addition, two (2) Department of Defense members were wounded. The wounded Americans are currently in stable condition and being evacuated.
At this time, the names of the fallen and the wounded are being withheld as part of the next of kin notification process. Out of respect for the families of the fallen and injured, we ask that everyone respect their privacy during this difficult time. The Department of Defense is fully committed to providing the families of the fallen dedicated care, service, and support.
END OF UPDATE 2
UPDATE 1 (3:56 p.m. EST):
An ex-Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps chief has come out with a stark warning for Trump & the United States.
From Jerusalem Post:
Iran will strike Tel Aviv and Haifa if the US responds to the Islamic Republic’s expected retaliation against the assassination of IRGC Quds Force commander Qasem Soleimani, warned a former chief of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps who currently serves as Expediency Council Secretary, according to the Hezbollah-affiliated Al-Manar news.
“If [US President Donald] Trump retaliates to Iran’s revenge, we will strike Haifa, Tel Aviv and wipe out Israel,” said Mohsen Rezaei on Sunday. The secretary added that Iran is “very serious” about taking revenge and would target all US interests in the region.
“The assassination of the martyr General Soleimani established a new revolution in Iran against America,” said Rezaei.
The Expediency Council advises Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on policy matters and makes decisions on legislative issues between the Iranian Parliament and the Guardian Council.
US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke three times in the past week about “Iran’s malign influence and threats to the region.”
Also, well, this:
These Media Posts will serve as notification to the United States Congress that should Iran strike any U.S. person or target, the United States will quickly & fully strike back, & perhaps in a disproportionate manner. Such legal notice is not required, but is given nevertheless!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 5, 2020
Not sure which came first on that, however.
Regardless, this is not a good development…
End of Update 1
This post will be updated as necessary. Check back for updates.
Half Dollar will not be writing his regular SD Outlook tomorrow morning. However, he will be monitoring the news today and watching the charts when the “markets” open tonight, and he will absolutely report on anything that needs reporting on.
Half Dollar will be live-streaming with Mike at 11:00 a.m. EST on Monday, January 6th, 2020, over at our YouTube Channel, where we discuss all of the latest news, especially as it pertains to war, the markets, the economy, and so much more, with viewer participation in the chat, and even with a phone line so viewers can call-in and ask a question or make a comment!
Well, what did people think?
That the rest of the world was going to send President Trump a thank you letter?
I fired off a Tweet this morning that pretty much sums up the last couple of weeks:
Confused about what’s going on?
We’ve been sounding the alarm hard at Silver Doctors since Dec 26th,
and on YouTube since Dec 30th.
We’ve lost 100 subscribers since our last live-stream!
The US is more divided than ever,
when those who seek truth,
despise it! pic.twitter.com/9pX3MP0FtV
— SilverDoctors.com (@SilverDoctors) January 5, 2020
I fired that off as soon as I made a scan of the news this morning.
You see, I didn’t look at the news at all yesterday.
I didn’t even check email.
Not even my personal email.
Although I knew I didn’t have to.
For what I have been forecasting all along looks to be playing out.
And if you’re not sure what I’m talking about, then I’d suggest watching our last three live-streams, in chronological order.
Starting with this from December 30th, 2019:
Continuing with this:
And ending with our latest live-stream, from Friday, January 3rd, 2020:
Honest Question: Could it be that our government is lying to us about developments and justifications for our actions in the Middle East and beyond?
Asked differently, the US government lies to us about pretty much everything, but all of the sudden the US government has begun telling us the truth?
Look: Those who want to be awake, are already awake.
Furthermore, those who cannot see that President Trump is a Deep State Globalist in Patriot’s Clothing are sheeple.
Is it really just as simple as that?
I think so.
Side Note (Red Alert?): Young Americans, age 12 to 16 years-old, are spreading jokes and memes on Instagram, Tik-Tok, and other social media platforms about this War with Iran, and even World War 3, and I know this because my own 12 and 14 year-olds show me, and while it may be all fun and games to young Americans now, my initial thoughts on this are that the Deep State and especially the Military Industrial Complex are in there surely trying to brainwash young American minds and trying to normalize war as a fact of modern day life.
But I digress.
A round-up, because it’s getting pretty nasty out there.
First, here’s a quick look at the Deep State Globalists’ offering from the left, CNN:
It’s interesting because CNN will have the hardest time with this one, because on the one hand, they must play their role of being “anti-Trump” all the while being pro-war.
Here’s a quick look at the Deep State Globalists’ offering from the right, Fox News:
Of course, at Fox News, it’s all about “USA!, USA!, USA!” and “WAR!, WAR!, WAR!”.
And finally, aimed at those sheeple who don’t let their emotions get the best of them, here’s a quick look at the Deep State Globalists’ offering from the middle, Reuters:
The propaganda that aims for center mass is the hardest propaganda to dissect, but it’s propaganda no less.
As a bonus, here’s a look at everybody’s favorite MSM financial news website, the Deep State Globalists’ market rag otherwise known as Bloomberg:
And it’s not just Iran, or Iraq, but rather, as I’ve written about and spoken about multiple times over the past couple of weeks, this will not be contained to the Middle East.
And we’re seeing that play our in real time:
— US AFRICOM (@USAfricaCommand) January 5, 2020
It seems like Africa will be an early major battlefield in this new “War on Terror”.
OK, “Hey Half Dollar, you don’t get it man, for President Donald J. Trump, the BEST President in the history of America and in the history of history yet to be known, in addition to future history and all history not yet called history, is a 4-D Chessmaster, so this is just what needs to be done to end the wars and bring the troops home!”.
Here we go with that again.
Look, there are these things called “selfless service” and “sacrifice”, and President Trump does not possess either of those things.
And how do we know that?
We don’t need tens of thousands of dead Americans, if not hundreds of thousands or even millions, to bring the troops home, but rather, we bring the troops home, and the likely outcome would be one John F. Kennedy.
After all, President Trump is all about a deal, isn’t he?
He’s all about getting more bang for your buck, isn’t he?
He’s all about lowering costs and being more efficient, isn’t he?
But then again, my math could be off.
Everybody knows ‘Ol Half Dollar ain’t no dang mathematician!
But there I go again.
Let’s dig into a little bit of the news round-up with everybody’s favorite wannabe alternative media website – Zero Hedge.
Here’s initial reporting from yesterday (they’ve conveniently summarized it, too):
- Multiple ‘Katyusha’ unguided missiles/mortars fired into two regions near Baghdad.
- Green Zone neighborhood in Baghdad, comes under mortar shell attack: 5 ppl wounded.
- Balad airbase (hosts US troops) near Baghdad hit by missiles: 3 Iraqi soldiers wounded.
- Explosion heard at Al-Kindi base in Mosul (which houses US troops): no details on injuries yet
- Hezbollah warns Iraqi Security Forces to stay away from US bases.
This one came in a different article a little later:
In three short tweets, Trump explained he is done being threatened…
“Iran is talking very boldly about targeting certain USA assets as revenge for our ridding the world of their terrorist leader”
Then reminded his followers just exactly what Soleimani had done…
“[Soleimani] had just killed an American, & badly wounded many others, not to mention all of the people he had killed over his lifetime, including recently hundreds of Iranian protesters.
He was already attacking our Embassy, and preparing for additional hits in other locations. Iran has been nothing but problems for many years.”
Then came the warning:
“Let this serve as a WARNING that if Iran strikes any Americans, or American assets, we have targeted 52 Iranian sites (representing the 52 American hostages taken by Iran many years ago), some at a very high level & important to Iran & the Iranian culture, and those targets, and Iran itself, WILL BE HIT VERY FAST AND VERY HARD. The USA wants no more threats!“
Notice that last part: ‘We have targeted 52 Iranian sites (representing the 52 American Hostages taken by Iran many years ago)”.
The Deep State Globalists do like their numbers and their symbolism, do they not?
And finally, the most recent is where we stand right now:
ZH: If Trump wanted “to reduce America’s troop presence”, he wouldn’t have sent 14,000+ since May.
As I wrote Friday, killing Soleimani doesn’t end anything, but rather, this is just the beginning.
What’s the bottom line as we find ourselves here this beautiful first Sunday of 2020?
Anybody remember how the MSM used to highlight fallen Americans, weekly?
Well, that tradition is about to start again, and it will surely be very sad.
Because in this shell of a country, there’s not much opportunity.
When you’re given an enlistment bonus to get blown-up?
Well now, that is an opportunity plenty will seize!
Move out from home and get that sweet car.
And the ladies love soldiers, you know?
All you have to do is risk your life!
Tens of thousands will do that.
Because they are out for?
Much American blood.
And it’s not just Iran.
The Deep State?
– Half Dollar
About the Author
U.S. Army Iraq War Combat Veteran Paul “Half Dollar” Eberhart has an AS in Information Systems and Security from Western Technical College and a BA in Spanish from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Paul dived into gold & silver in 2009 as a natural progression from the prepper community. He is self-studied in the field of economics, an active amateur trader, and a Silver Bug at heart.